My pool was originally a SWCG. When I bought it was being maintained with lots of Chlorine and Shock to sell the house. I replaced the mother board on the Aqua-Rite system (okay I hired someone to do this). The cell was still in good shape and approx 1 year old.
My numbers look pretty good to me. I will dial down the SWCG as the FA and TA Chlorine are higher than they need to be.
A few weeks ago before replacing the Aquarite, I had Zero FA Chlorine or TA Chlorine.
Note we have had about 5 days of rain. My salt was registering at 3700 before the rain, now registers at 3000.
Do I care that PH and Total Alk are slightly out of range? Leslie's rec. is to add Alkalinity Up (isn't this a fancy name for Baking Soda?) at 10 pounds and add Muriatic Acid at 7 pounds. Still learning what MA balances.
Here are the numbers (from Leslie's):
FA Chlorine 5
TA Chlorine 5
PH 7.9 ,
TA = 70,
Calcium Hardness 220,
TDS = 2500+,
Phosphates = 100,
Salt = 3000
Any comments for me?